Crops are up and doing well across New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia. With most areas continuing to receive good consistent rain.
The Goulburn/Murray Valley had a dry week. Crops in the area have lifted following widespread rain last month. There has been little rain in the Southwest Victoria this week.
10-20mm of rain was recorded in Brunswick (South West WA) this week. Cattle have come off pastures in this area and growers are spreading super potash.
No rain to report his week South East SA or Central SA. Crops continue to do well. More rain would be ideal at the end of September.
Trading and Marketing
|In the Goulburn/Murray Valley area the advanced crops are being made into silage. Pasture and hay boosters will be going out once silage has been cut. There is very little demand in the area.
Silage is starting to be cut in Southwest Victoria and will increase over the next month. There are still good supplies of local feed, farmers are only buying what they need to get through.
As buyers await new season how and pricing, trading has completely stopped. If the season stays on track pricing will be significantly down on previous years making it a buyer’s market.
Growers are anticipating a significant amount of hay to be made this season. With many making sure they have the undercover storage now to carry as much as they can with demand expected to slow for some time.
All prices remain steady this week.